Wilford Woodruff Lewis

Male20 May 1848–20 April 1914

Brief Life History of Wilford Woodruff

When Wilford Woodruff Lewis was born on 20 May 1848, in Mount Pisgah, Union, Iowa, United States, his father, James Stapleton Lewis, was 34 and his mother, Anna Jones, was 37. He married Althea Marie Norton on 25 August 1875, in McCammon, Bannock, Idaho, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Oxford, Bannock, Idaho, United States in 1900. He died on 20 April 1914, in McCammon, Bannock, Idaho, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Norton Cemetery, McCammon, Bannock, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

Wilford Woodruff Lewis
1848–1914
Althea Marie Norton
1849–1934
Marriage: 25 August 1875
Joel James Lewis
1876–1909
Anna Elva Lewis
1878–1924
Albert Lyman Lewis
1880–1944
Clara Elmina Lewis
1886–1977
Rachel Adelia Lewis
1892–1913

Sources (33)

  • Wilford W Lewis in household of James S Lewis, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Wilford W Lewis, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
  • Wilford W. Lewis in entry for Albert Lyman Lewis, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 August 1875McCammon, Bannock, Idaho, United States
  • Children (5)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (8)

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    World Events (8)

    1851 · Brigham City is Settled

    Age 3

    In 1851, Brigham City is settled and named after Brigham Young.

    1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines

    Age 9

    The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.

    1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

    Age 18

    The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.

    Name Meaning

    English: from the Middle English, Old French personal name Lewis, Leweis, Lowis, from ancient Germanic (originally West Frankish) Hludwig (itself from hlōd- ‘fame, famous’ + wīg- ‘battle’). This was Latinized as Ludovicus and Chlodovisus, which were gallicized as Clovis or Clouis, French Louis. The name may also appear as Lawis, Laweys, Lawes, by unrounding of the vowel of Lowis on the analogy of the variation between Low and Law as pet forms of Middle English Lourence alias Laurence. This surname is also very common among African Americans. See Laws 2 and compare Lawrence .

    Welsh: adopted for the Welsh personal name Llywelyn (see Llewellyn ).

    Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Lughaidh ‘son of Lughaidh’. This is one of the most common Old Irish personal names. It is derived from Lugh ‘brightness’, which was the name of a Celtic god.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Story Highlight

    Letters from James Stapleton Lewis to his Son

    Letters of James Stapleton Lewis letters to his son Wilford Woodruff Lewis written between June 24, 1893 and December 12, 1900. Note from Elda Schoonover Resare: Typed copies were made from the or …

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